Tim Armstrong is a good friend.
The way I make art - the way a lot of people make art - is as an extension of language and communication, where references are incredibly important.
I never set out to be a groundbreaking artist in the sense of doing something that's never been done before. I set out to make stuff that communicated quickly and effectively, playing off of advertising, pop art, and pop culture.
I consider myself a multi-platform artist - not just a street artist - but the audience I found through street art has created many of the opportunities I now have on other platforms.
My idea about the role of artists is to get people to look at things in a way that's different than the way they normally would if they are being told how to think, what to do. I think when people receive information through art, they are more open-minded.
I don't have this obsessive need to do street art all the time because it's already opened doors for me.